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Indiana Free Library

March 2022

Job Description


  • Digital Services and Navigation Librarian
  • Reports to: Library Director
  • Status: Full-time, 35 hrs/Wk, non-exempt
  • Open until filled.


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Job Objectives: 

Responsible for the promotion, development, maintenance, and evangelism for Library’s digital services. Within a team environment, this position includes responsibilities for electronic databases, technology training, emerging technologies, support of hardware and software, digital instruction, and interface with patron services. This position works closely with IT services and promotes staff awareness of technology resources. Community involvement to interface with entities in partnership is expected. Contagious passion for technology and an eagerness to promote services is part of the digital navigation role. This role is to assist patrons and community members with digital navigation of all technology resources. The schedule will include some evenings and weekends. 


Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Encourages the development of Digital Services that ensure the highest levels of reliability, functionality, and user-friendliness.  
  • Under Director supervision, evaluates, selects, and supervises the installation and support of electronic service delivery methods that improve public services through emerging technologies. 
  • With digital staff, coordinates and maintains the library’s web site including the catalog for usability, accessibility, and relevant content.  Recommends policies, procedures, and plans to ensure web site and catalog are kept up-to-date and easy to use. 
  • Oversees the acquisition, deployment, and maintenance of all hardware, software, and network infrastructure. 
  • Manages telecommunication and service contracts related to telecommunication services including E-Rate. 
  • Responsible to develop plans and supporting budget for digital programming and staff digital training.
  • Responsible for collecting and providing reports on all electronically generated usage statistics. This will include all digital resources and services reporting. Reports annual statistics for computer use and network stats.
  • Works with Director to ensure that all IFL staff are trained in technology used by the library. 
  • Maintains inventory of staff tech devices and creates and maintains organizational systems for devices used in patron services. Works with IT to support full functioning of technology services.
  • Additional Qualifications and Necessary Traits: 
  • Passion for the mission of public libraries. 
  • Excellent technology skills with an eye to future development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 
  • Effective in the use of all forms of communication in person and digitally.
  • Strong interest in developing services to meet community needs. 
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and project management skills. 
  • Demonstrates good judgment, courtesy, and tact. 
  • Presentation skills required for training and demonstrations.
  • Interprets and implements library policy regarding technology and recommends changes to the Director. 
  • Ability to lead, manage, and work closely with others. 
  • Skill in bringing critical thinking to the resolution of problems and development of goals. 
  • Willingness to adapt and take risks. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current trends in library services and information technology.  
  • Experience with social networking and interactive internet technologies. 
  • Ability to use Promethean-type whiteboard with interfacing devices.
  • Ability to explain computer use and problem solve with non-technical users.
  • A basic understanding of project management and timelines.
  • Proven record of technology training. 
  • Experience with library focused applications such as library catalog, website content, and digital resources.
  • Ability to coordinate with media staff to promote digital resources.
  • The ability to promote digital services with enthusiasm and patience.

Physical Requirements

  • ·         Ability to use computers and technology sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  • ·         Ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.
  • ·         Manual dexterity for many devices and the ability to keyboard.
  • ·         Ability to stand, squat, sit, bend, and smile.

 Education, Experience and Training 

  • Masters’ degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school (preferred) or equivalent.   
  • A demonstrated ability in technology training, demonstrated technology skills, or certifications.
  • Presentation experience is expected.

Additional Requirements:

Completion of a background check and copies on file of criminal and child abuse clearances.


The library will be accepting applications on the Indeed app until the job is filled.




Indiana Free Library

March 2022

Job Description

Children’s Library Assistant

Reports to: Head of Children’s Department and Library Director

Part-time, 20 – 25 Hrs/Wk, Non-exempt

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Job Objectives

Responsible for providing assistance with children’s library programs in addition to providing technical and reference assistance to children, parents, teachers, and other patrons. Assists with the planning, organizing, and performing of scheduled programs and events. Assists with communications and patron service as appropriate. Work is performed under regular supervision.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  •  Assists in scheduling, planning, and presenting Children’s Services programs for pre-school and school-aged library patrons, organizes, schedules and promotes special exhibits, events, and programs.
  • Assists in planning, publicizing, and conducting Summer Reading Program and Pre-school Story Hour Programs and contests or children’s events.
  • Provides references assistance for children, parents, teachers, and patrons; locates materials; suggests resources in other libraries. Advises patrons concerning the choice of books or materials for themselves or their children.
  • Attends seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, or lectures to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in library services for pre-school and school-aged children.
  •  Uses good communication skills to support a positive team environment and respect each patron.
  • Promote community engagement with literacy-building activities and communications.


Additional Job Duties

  • Prepares bulletin boards, banners, reading lists, and assists with children’s dept. reports and communications. Conducts library tours. Performs other related work tasks as requested.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  •  General knowledge of resources and reference materials, particularly those pertaining to children.
  • General knowledge of children’s books and authors.
  • General knowledge of library organizational systems.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate work procedures and to exercise appropriate judgment in establishing priorities and work methods.
  • Ability to use appropriate technology to support services such as email, document production, and navigation of web resources.
  • Ability to offer assistance to patrons in the use of digital resources and promote their use.
  •  Ability to deal effectively, courteously, and positively with the general public and library staff.
  • Willingness to attend training, staff meetings, and District tours or other as required.


Physical and Mental Requirements

Must be physically able to operate machinery and equipment including office equipment, computers, copiers, printers, paper cutter, laminator, and Promethean Board. Work involves some lifting of boxes of books, pushing and pulling of book carts. Ability to bend, stoop, and lift books and boxes of books. Ability to meet the physical and emotional demands of working with children and families with a positive and supportive demeanor. Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor settings.


Education, Experience, and Training

A Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or liberal arts is preferred, or the equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A background in education or experience working with children’s programming is preferred.


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